ESPE Winter School aims to support paediatricians who have entirely or partially completed their basic paediatric training and who are now either established in, or intending to develop a deep and continuing interest in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes.
The 2020 Winter School will take place from Friday 28th February to Thursday 5th March 2020 in Eco Resort, Butuceni, Moldova.
Since its inception in 1996 until 2019, the Winter School has been very kindly sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals. The school is now supported in full by ESPE. The course will be held over 5 days (6 nights) and include interactive lectures by experienced ESPE members, with the aim of covering all main topics in paediatric endocrinology. These lectures will be supplemented by small group sessions discussing teachers’ cases; and case presentations by the students.
The course also includes an introduction into clinical research with presentation by students of research proposals and projects in small groups, and presentation of selected work to the plenum.
Accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge, and travel grants will cover train or bus transport or an economy class air ticket between the participant’s home and Chisinau airport. Priority will be given to applicants with evidence of a commitment to Paediatric Endocrinology through participation in clinical services or attendance at relevant meetings from Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, The Balkans, Turkey, Ukraine and Russia, though individuals from across Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East are welcome to apply.
The Winter School Steering Committee:
- John Gregory, Cardiff, UK (coordinator)
- Rodica Eremciuc, Chisinau, Moldova (host coordinator)
- Serap Turan, Istanbul, Turkey
- Justin Davies, Southampton, UK
- New teacher (to be appointed).
We look forward to receiving your application!
What to expect
- Interactive lectures given by the teaching faculty
- Case presentations by each student
- Presentation of student research projects
- Critical evaluation of selected publications
- Small group teaching: Student and teachers clinical case and research project presentations
Participants who apply for membership for the year immediately following their attendance at a school are entitled to one year's free ESPE membership. Please note that this does not apply to existing ESPE members.